2015 Reviewed & 2016 Outlined

2015 whizzed past and for the first time I am looking back at what I have achieved and setting out some ideas for 2016 – rather late! The Enthusiastic Gardener is a refashioned site which focuses on ‘Town and Country’ gardening and enables me to include visits to other gardens and parks.

Restructuring the London garden was a very big job and after planting I left it entirely alone for the remainder of the year – Spring will be hard work and fun! In Suffolk I also planted new grasses and thinned out and look forward to seeing the new ideas taking shape in 2016.

Part of the garden in Suffolk

I visited Piet Oudolf’s garden at Pensthorpe and absolutely loved it!

Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe

Pensthorpe

And the Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne was magical, even though the hydrangeas were mainly over, and I will visit again in 2016.

Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne

Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne

Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne

Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne

I visited Wisley, Hyde Hall, Beth Chatto’s gardensand many of the gardens during the Open Squares & Gardens Weekend in London.

In 2016 I would like to achieve the following:

  • A better balance in the London planting
  • Coherent changes in Suffolk
  • Posts on the plants I am growing – where they are planted and what does, and does not, work
  • A visit to at least two historical or significant gardens

 

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